I'm missing "part" of my HD

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  1. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    So, I'm trying to install windows through bootcamp. I'm at the partition stage in the BC assistant. I choose to make it into a 18gb windows partition. It's going along like it's partitioning and then it freezes, progress bar isn't moving. So i quite the assistant, canceling the partitioning process.

    Unfortunately, now I'm missing 18gb on my hd. If i look in Disk Utility i see:
    Capacity: 111.3
    Available: 23.4
    Used: 70.6

    70+23=93 111-93= 18...i have a missing "partition/thing" out floating...

    I've tried repairing the disk and the permissions. Nothing...

    What do I try next?

    Thank you!



    (I didn't post this under "windows on mac" because of the lack of users there and because this is also a mac problem.)
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    What do you see in Disk Utility if you go into the Partitions tab?
     
  3. coledog thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I see 1 big partition that is 111gb. The HD knows it's there...but the OSX "partition" doesn't "own" it.
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    In that case the only thing I'd know to do is reformat the whole drive.

    I'd wait on that though, as someone more knowledgeable than me may happen by soon.
     
  5. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    to the OP, you shoudn't have cancelled the partitionning process. you will probably have to format the whole drive to get it back.
     
  6. cawesjmu macrumors 6502

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    boot camp

    I would try opening Boot Camp again and chose the option to revert to original. As in try to delete the partition Boot Camp made. I'm at work on a PC so I can't look it up, and don't remember the exact wording of it, but I know there's a selection to return to before Boot Camp, it will give you an option to revert back. If that doesn't work, someone with Terminal knowledge might be able to help you. Good luck.
     
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    Back up anything important, then run the Boot Camp Assistant again and see whether it can repartition or restore the drive. It can sometimes take 20-30 minutes to partition and won't always show its progress, just be patient :)
     
  8. boobooq88 macrumors regular

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    Try using a linux live cd to fix it... most of them have partitioning software on them... Knoppix I believe is the most popular for fixing partions :)
     
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    I think most Linux CDs expect MBR disks, and will probably totally screw up the GPT disks used by Macs.
     
  10. boobooq88 macrumors regular

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    well.... I do know that you can install Ubuntu linux 7.04 on a macbook no problem.... if that makes a difference. :)
     
  11. coledog thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yea...I know...I'm impatient though, that's how i screw up my mac everytime.


    O great...patience test!

    I can't find the restore hd thing though...
     
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    We're not trying to install Linux, we're trying to repair an HFS+ volume :)
     
  13. boobooq88 macrumors regular

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    Well no duh :p

    I was just saying that since it can install it shouldn't have a problem partitioning the HD. An in no way was I implying he install linux but he can use a live cd to partition the drive. :)
     

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